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  1. Any brand of hard drive can fail. In reading...

    Any brand of hard drive can fail. In reading reviews you can find people saying that brand A failed and it is junk, they are going back to brand B. Then you find someone else saying that brand B...
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    I have this fairly mundane Trek that is now my...

    I have this fairly mundane Trek that is now my training bike. I don't know that it is all that ugly, just plain and a little old. My father bought it off of the back of a wrecked car. The previous...
  3. I buy most of my computer stuff on newegg.com and...

    I buy most of my computer stuff on newegg.com and I am careful to study the reviews on any product I'm interested in. I've followed the hard drive industry for a long time and reliable hard drives...
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    My wife's iphone 5 wouldn't work on either of her...

    My wife's iphone 5 wouldn't work on either of her computers. My iphone 4 would connect to my computer and do its backup, but wouldn't restore. My iphone 5s would connect but wouldn't restore...
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    I have gatorskins on my cheap training bike,...

    I have gatorskins on my cheap training bike, haven't had a flat in 3 years.
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    That looks more trustworthy than the other...

    That looks more trustworthy than the other products I've been finding.
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    I'm a structural engineer, I can handle the...

    I'm a structural engineer, I can handle the rafter side of the system.
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    My plumber said they would bring a couple of big...

    My plumber said they would bring a couple of big guys and get the water heaters out. Going into the attic we have one of those light folding wood stairs and I'm not sure it can handle one person...
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    rope + block and tackle?

    I've been trying to figure out how to rig a light duty hoist into my attic. Our water heaters are in the attic and need to be changed. I'm trying to figure out how to get the old ones out and the...
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    I haven't tried any yet but I'm interested in...

    I haven't tried any yet but I'm interested in them.

    I have a number of the fluorescent bulbs and I don't like them. Some of them start out very dim and gradually get brighter. Some of them are...
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    I was trying to repeat what I had read in the...

    I was trying to repeat what I had read in the past regarding reliability ratings. I have my own preferences and experiences as to brands, FWIW.

    I had a Dell Inspiron years ago and it was a good...
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    Just because it has an i3 or i5 or i7 doesn't...

    Just because it has an i3 or i5 or i7 doesn't mean it is a very powerful machine. The processors are in a wide range.

    If you have a tight budget, your best bet is to look at Best Buy, Newegg,...
  13. White Rock is one of the best bets in the city. ...

    White Rock is one of the best bets in the city. I haven't done it in awhile but I think it's all still in the same condition. Used to be 9 miles per lap, you can do as many laps as you want.
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    That's a lot of work but you persevered and it...

    That's a lot of work but you persevered and it paid off.

    Your photo of the removed stud is how I have seen it mostly done- drill out as much of the stud as you can and what comes out is just a...
  15. Thread: computer geeks

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    We might be past that now. The SATA interface...

    We might be past that now. The SATA interface might be a limiting factor.

    I've been working with PC harddrives ever since there have been PC harddrives. Some of the slower hard drives were...
  16. Thread: computer geeks

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    platters... are so 1960's.

    platters... are so 1960's.
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    Edit- I just timed it and the Dell Latitude did...

    Edit- I just timed it and the Dell Latitude did the full boot in 23 sec. Apparently I was remembering wrong.
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    I put an SSD in both of my laptops. The one that...

    I put an SSD in both of my laptops. The one that I use the most often is a Dell business class machine (Latitude), and even though it is about 5 years old now its 2.5GHz dual core processor is still...
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    I have 2 laptops that I use frequently, I have...

    I have 2 laptops that I use frequently, I have put SSD's in both of them.

    The first is a Dell E6500. This is a business class laptop and when I bought it I searched for one with a fast processor....
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    That's pure marketing BS. You don't know what it...

    That's pure marketing BS. You don't know what it is but you think it is something special so you are impressed. In reality ALL metal used in cars, or washing machines, or toasters, or ... is...
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    1. The extractor was too small 2. Lubrication...

    1. The extractor was too small
    2. Lubrication will help. The normal strategy is to get the bolt to start moving, then if it stops you lightly work it back and forth with more lubrication until...
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    Thanks for your information. My first post was a...

    Thanks for your information. My first post was a joke to play on the misspelling of "hostel", but I would like to visit NYC again and see some of the attractions.
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    I live in a metropolitan area of about 4 million...

    I live in a metropolitan area of about 4 million people. I work in the middle of downtown and walk around downtown several times a week. I drove through Manhattan one time and there is no...
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    You can bet that there are a LOT of hostiles...

    You can bet that there are a LOT of hostiles there. Half of the people there will want to take your money legally, the other half will want to take your money illegally.

    I would like to visit...
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    I like my smartphone but the electronics in my...

    I like my smartphone but the electronics in my car play FM only. No phone, no anything else.
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